US 2172883 A
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12, 1939.` p, WEGE COMBINED BILLFOLD AND KEY HOLDER Filed sept. 9, 1937 lllll Illl Il IIIIIJ mvENToR ATTvRNEYs Ill IIIHHI IIIIHUII Il Illlll Il l I I l l |I|l|lllllll llllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIT IIIIIIIIOUI IIII Il?. Il Il II Illl Illlll|l\\|. llll lull Patented sept. 12, 1939 UNITED sTATEs lPATENT oFFi-CE ,2,172,888 f COMBINED Burrow AND KEY Homan Philip wege, west Bend, wis., assigner to Amity Leather Products Go., West Bend, Wis.
Application September 9, 1937, Serial No. 163,064
tend to work out of the pockets, resulting in considerable annoyance to the billfold user. l5 Therefore, one of the salient objects of my invention is to provide a billfold, or other carrying case, having novel key-receiving scabbards incorporated therein in such a manner that thekeys can be quickly and easily inserted in the desired position, and heid against movement during normal use of the billfold or case.
Another salient object of my invention is to provide a billfold or the like, having flaps normally carried inside of one of the compartments of the billfold provided with key-receiving Scabbards, and movable out of the compartment, whereby the keys can be readily inserted in, or removed from, the scabbards.
A further important object of'my invention is to provide pockets carried by one wall of the compartment for receiving the shanks or keybits protruding from the scabbards, whereby to hold the keys and the scabbards against accidental displacement from the compartment.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the'novel construction, arrangement, and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in
40 which drawing:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a billfold, constructed in accordance with my invention, having the front wall thereof broken away to illustrate the novel key-carrying scabbards.
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view through of the compartment, and another scabbard in its normal position in the compartment. Figure ..5 is view similar i0 Figur@ 4.' thawing (Cl. 15G-35) one of the scabbards in a partially raised position to permit the insertion of the key shank in one of the stationary pockets, the other scabbard being in its normal position with the key shank inserted in apocket.
While the invention has been illustrated and will be described in combination with a conventional type of billfold, it is to be understood that the same may be embodied in various carrying cases provided with compartments, and, there- 10 fore, the invention is only to be limited to the yextent of the appended claims.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawing, the letter B designates generally a billfold, provided with front and rear l5 walls I0 and II, respectively, with an intermediate partition I2 dividing the billfold into front and rear compartments I3 and I4. The walls and partition of the fold have their edges secured together bythe peripheral stitching I5, the upper 20 edge of the front wall I0 being free from the partition to permit access to the front compartment I3; This front compartment I3 is provided for carrying papermoney, and other elongated iiexible objects. 25
In accordance with my invention I provide a flap I6 formed from flexible material, such as leather or fabric, and the upper edge of the flap is secured to the partition wall I2 by the peripheral stitching I5. The flap is arranged on one 30 face of the inner surface of the compartment I3,
`and due to the flexibility of the flap, the same can be swung into and out of the compartment through the open end thereof. This flap has formed thereon, or secured thereto, key-receiving 35 scabbards, whereby duplicate automobile keys and the like can be conveniently carried in the billfold.
As illustrated, the flap is slotted longitudinally, vas at I1, to provide independent legs I8 and I9. 40 'I'he lower ends of these legs are then folded back upon themselves to form walls 20 for the scabbard. These walls 20 are secured at their longitudinal edges to the body of the flap by stitching 2l. By this construction the upper ends of the 45 scabbards are left open, and the folded portion of the ap is slotted, as at 22, through which the shanks or bits of the keys are adapted to be inserted. The walls 20, in conjunction with the body of the iiap, form the scabbards, and the walls 20 are arranged on the inner face of the flap when the ap is in its inserted position in the compartment I3, so that asmooth outer surface be had, which will notl hinder the insertion of paper notes into the compartment.
into the pockets 24. 'I'hese pockets eiectively hold the keys and flaps against accidental displacement, and the pockets and aps form a complete, smooth interior i'or the compartment.
The pockets 24 can be formed from a single strip of leather, or other material, and are secured in place by means of the stitching 23 heretotore mentioned. The stitching can be so spaced as to form the pockets.
From the foregoing description it can be seen that I have provided an exceptionally simple and novel means for carrying duplicate keys in a billfold, or the like. f
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit or the scope of my invention, but what I claim as new is:
1. In a key-carrying case provided with a compartment, a iexible ap secured to the case and movable into and out of the compartment, a scabbard on said fiap for receiving a key and having an opening therein through which the shank of the key is adapted to protrude, and a stationary pocket in said compartment for receiving the shank of the key when the flap is inserted in the compartment.
2. In a carrying-case provided with a compartment, a flexible iiap secured to the upper edge of one wall of the compartment and movable into and out of the compartment, a stationary pocket secured to the mentioned wall of the compartment and disposed below the lower edge of the iiap, and a key-receiving scabbard on the inner face of the flap having an entrance opening for vthe head of the key at one end and a key shankreceiving slot at-its other end. the shank of the key being movable into the pocket when the ilap is inserted in the compartment.
3. A billiold comprising a bodyprovided with an article-receiving compartment, means for carrying and supporting keys in said compari:` met including a flexible nap secured at its outer edge to the outer edge of one wall of the articlereceiving compartment. a seabbard on the flap for receiving the handle of a key whereby the key can be moved into and out of the compartment, the shank of the key being adapted to project outwardly beyond the scabbard and a stational-y pocket in said compartment for detachably receiving the shank oi' the key when the nap is'inserted in the compartment.
`\4. In a device for carrying articles, a body. means for carrying and supporting keys on said body including a iiexible nap secured adjacent one edge to the body, a scabbard on the nap for receiving the handle of a key the' shank o! the key being adapted to project beyond the scabbard, and a stationary pocket on said body for detachably receiving the shank of the key when the iiap is in a lowered position for holding the 1 iiap and key against accidental movement, the scabbard and pocket completely enclosing the key.
5. In a device for carrying articles, a body,
means for carrying and supporting keys on 'said body including a flexible scabbard secured adiacent its outer end to the body for receiving the handle of a key, said scabbard having a key shank-receiving slot in its inner end the shank c! the key being adapted to project beyond the scabbard through the slot, and a stationary pocket on said body inward of the scabbard and opening out toward the scabbard for receiving the shank of the key when the scabbard is in a lowered position for holding the scab'bard and key against accidental movement, the scabbard and pocket completely enclosing the key.
' PHILIP WEGE.